Some good news for those who drink light to moderate amounts. In a study published recently¬†in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology involving over 250,000 people, those that imbibed had a significantly lower risk of cardiac mortality than those who didn’t drink. Light to moderate is 4-7 drinks/week for women, 4-14 drinks/week for men. Heavy drinking showed neither higher nor lower risk.

Avocados contain compounds shown to protect against cancer. And a high intake of tea, onions, apples, and other flavonol-rich foods decreased stroke risk by 20%.

Dr. Whitaker is a big proponent of DMSO (dimethyl sulfoxide), and I have to agree-I’ve¬†had good success with several of my patients. DMSO is a powerful anti-inflammatory and analgesic, and is the #1 topical agent used for low back pain. Dr. Whitaker states that “physicians around the world use this exceptional therapy for inflammatory and autoimmune disorders, brain trauma, and other conditions. DMSO contains a lot of sulfur, which makes the odor unpleasant to some. But everyone that I have used it on claims it is worth the minor unpleasantness. You can get it in 99% liquid or 91% gel from DMSO Inc., 1-800-367-6935.

Stay well, John R Blilie, M.S.